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Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest: Current Concepts

Author(s): Ajmer Singh

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 17;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: DHCA | Hypothermia | Circulatory Arrest | pH Stat | Alpha Stat

The use of hypothermia for therapeutic purposes is an established technique in children with complex congenital cardiac lesions and in adults for aortic arch reconstruction. Deep hypothermia decreases brain metabolism and oxygen requirement, whereas circulatory arrest provide bloodless surgical field.
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